HOOR-PAAR-KRAAT

A Doorbell of Earbows for Brefix

(Goat Eater - KNVBI) LP $13.50

Grainy loop tracks, vocal tracks (which may or may not also be from tape), and surrealist music which isn't miles away from early Nurse With Wound. Richard Vergez (Drowning the Virgin Silence, Gray Girls, Mothersky), Duane Hosein (A Jealousy Issue, Hand Carved Gentleman, ex-Poison the Well). Brandon Samdahl (Mr Entertainment and the Pookie Smackers) and Anthony Mangicapra bathe the entire thing in foggy reverb and mysterious scratching and shifting, which pulls it all together. It makes sense only as a dream transcribed onto recording equipment. The A side contains material previously released on The Huntington Chapters three-inch CDR (Small-Doses) and the B side is all previously unreleased recordings from the same sessions. Mastered by James Plotkin. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2009

HOOR-PAAR-KRAAT

Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings)

(Small Doses - DOSE94) 2xCD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Anthony Mangicapra’s music spans styles and moods like a suspension bridge and dissolves into explorations of texture, acoustic phenomena and the psyche. Originally issued as three separate volumes -- A Whisper in the Sow’s Ear (Small Doses 2008); Graduating from Clocks to Watches (Peasant Magick 2008); Taxonomy of Divine Organisms (Goat Eater Arts 2009) -- The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) also includes Hoor-Paar-Kraat’s side of their split cassette with Last (Acid Casualty 2008) and a previously unreleased recording from the same sessions.